Yattendon and Frilsham Village Fete
The Newbury Lions were at the Yattendon and Frilsham Village Fete on the May Bank Holiday with our roundabout.
This traditional fete took place in Yattendon village square and the tithe barn with lots of interesting craft stalls, a nearly new stall and the popular Bric-a-brac stall offering an array of desirable items. Refreshments included a hog roast and barbeque, pimms stall and local ales. Teas, coffee and delicious homemade cakes were served in the village hall. The cake competition this year was the 'Battle of the Sexes'. There were lots of activities for children of all ages including a bouncy castle, welly throwing, china smashing, coconut shy, penalty shoot out, mini golf, and tug of war. Older visitors admired the vintage tractor and car displays as well as Morris dancers and music from the Fiesta Steel Band.
The club recently honoured two individuals with its highest award.
Lion Drew completed a successful year as president of the club and handed over the chain of office to Lion Di Merchant at a recent meeting.
2017 is the year Lions Clubs around the world are celebrating 100 years of Service in the heart of their local communities. As part of these celebrations, the 770+ Clubs in Britain and Ireland have been challenged to meet a series of targets centred on health, youth, supporting others, the environment and recognising local achievers.
As we approach the half way point in this our Centennial Year, the Lions Club of Newbury proudly records its achievements to date in 2017.